If you follow my blog you know that I am somewhat of a fitness freak, partially because I believe that it will be a huge advantage once T-SHTF and because it has always been part of my daily routine. I want you to know that as much as I harp on eating right and exercising I do take time to “cheat” and you should too. Man cannot live on bread alone and we should be allowed to divert from the plan once in a while (in my opinion). Yesterday I had a massive double cheeseburger and fries while out for dinner, it was amazing in all of its greasy goodness. Today it’s back on track but every once and a while it’s nice to embrace the “dark side” of food.
Prepper Deals out on the Internet:
More items for water storage, a complete kit from Costco which includes 8 food grade water barrels.
Current events and opinion:
Pentagon informs Congress of plans to furlough 800K civilian workers
PJ: And so it begins, I’m not sure if there will be a way to punt this one down the field (although I thought originally that is what would happen). A very real impact will be felt far and wide across this nation if these cuts hit in a week.
You May Be Right, Mr. President, But This Is Crazy
PJ: The article makes a great point: If it’s about governing, the story changes: In any enterprise, the chief executive is ultimately accountable for success and failure. Sure, blame Congress — castigate all 535 lawmakers, or the roughly half you hate. But there is only one president. Even if he’s right on the merits, Obama may be on the wrong side of history.
PIMCO’s Gross says Fed minutes hint QE could be ‘at risk’ later in 2013
PJ: I have always thought that there is no good/clean way out of this mess, my impression being that once the printing presses start rolling at the pace they are (to sustain this false prosperity) that they simply cannot stop. It will be interesting to see how this unfolds.
It’s Time To Worry That Our Government Will Wreck Our Economy Again
PJ: Pretty much what you already know about the last couple years. Sequester, continuing resolutions et al.
Who’s Living Large in Retirement?
PJ: Great article, and the answer may surprise you.
29 Reasons to Use Coffee Filters for Survival
PJ: This one has been very popular the last couple days, some of it common sense stuff (e.g. emergency TP) but the article is still very clever. Check it out.
Technical charts show the US stock market about to crash
PJ: Carnage on Wall St here in 2013? The chart is pretty compelling but of course it is just speculation. If this does happen many retirement accounts will be hacked to pieces, leaving those who put all of their faith (and money) in a 401(k) in a bad way.